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Update on Ottawa Mapping Parties to help #MapLesotho Mapathon

Posted by spatialfrog on 1 August 2014 in English (English)

We've had two mapping parties in the last two weeks (awesome). Our focus was to help with the Lesotho mapathon, unfortunately at the first mapping party we were having issues with our Chrome browsers crashing when using the HOT Task Manager (didn't think to try Firefox @ the time). Our last mapping party we were rocking with edits. We had three local folks fueled up on late night coffees in Westboro working on edits. We focused primarily in the urban areas.

I think the default grids that the HOT Tasking Manager provides is too much space to map. I'm a fan of the option to split the large grid into four squares. This is much more manageable.

I would really love for iD to have the ability like the JOSM Building plugin, I've filed an issue for this but can't find the link at the moment. This would be awesome, since it's so easy for new mappers to get going with iD.

We're throwing another mapping party/hangout tomorrow night (Friday Aug 1), I'll definitely be doing a bit more mapping for Lesotho.

Comment from DeBigC on 26 August 2014 at 20:49

Really cool, your edits were quite visible after the 1st, so nice discovery for me since I got back from vacation. We (in Ireland) are gathering at the Lesotho embassy on Saturday 30th August 12-5pm for another session. Trying to figure out if we should try to finish the urban task or do something major with the rural. The rural could be cracked quickly if everyone focussed on the intricacies of mountain stream hydrology. Look out for our Australian expert on such things OSM User dallob! He's a geological hydrologist, ..ahem... to give him his full title.

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